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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,You are yet another excellent example of why PCR testing is not recommended for routine HIV screening!Your entire HIV testing was wrong on many levels!1.Testing at 10-11 weeks is not definitive. You need to wait until the three-month mark.2.If... Read more »
I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your... Read more »
HIV PCR RNA Quantitative Test Positive (ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHY PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009)Hello,I have a protected intercourse and unprotected Oral Sex durimg the months of May and JUNE,... Read more »
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HIV Screening in Hospital EDs Might Be More Cost Effective Than Other Screening Methods, Study FindsConducting routine HIV tests in hospital emergency departments was shown to be cost effective and "welcomed" by many patients, according to a study conducted by researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences ,... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousHi, I was wondering if anyone has used Medical Screening Services (http://www.aids-testing.com, 1(888)516-3342). They assured me they're using latest generation test ("3rd if not 4th"), but they test for HIV-1 only, since "the HIV-1/2 combination... Read more »
Posted by Brickwall, 3 RepliesI have always thought that PCRs are highly sensitive and will detect HIV during the first 6 months (after 4 weeks)..
Now I hear many cases were PCR has been negative but people tests positive in antibodies..
Especially if people are really sick..
30... Read more »
Posted by salsajas1, 1 ReplyI had possible exposure on March 20th. I had RNA pcr 18 days post-negative. I had quest elissa HIV 1/2 ab screen 15 and 37 days post-negative. I had rapid oraquick prick on 45th and 55th day-negative. I also had naat at 55 days post-negative. I... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyThe person who previously wrote about Red Cross PCR testing was completely wrong. It is highly effective. Furthermore they don't pool hundreds of a samples at once but rather maybe 10-15 samples. If there is a positive result then the samples are... Read more »
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